Port Coquitlam-based dance troupe Kalaya Dancers is promising an afternoon to remember with A Night in the Sun, a performance feature Hawaiian, Polynesian, Tongan, Maori, Samoan as well as Spanish and Salsa dancing.
The event takes place Sunday at 1: 30 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam.
"It's just like going to Hawaii. We have a Hawaiian band, the outriggers, and everything, playing life as people are coming in," said Kalaya Nilson, the troupe's founder and leader.
Nilson has been teaching Pacific island dancing and putting on performances in the Lower Mainland since the 1970s. Most members of the troupe are from Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
All of the proceeds from Sunday's A Night in the Sun performance will be donated to the Maruga Girls' School in Kenya and an "adopted" foster child in Hondouras through charity World Vision.
Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors.
For more about the troupe visit their website at www.kalayadancers.ca.
ARTS STUDENTS GET GALLERY TIME
Having opened up her own studio on Heritage Mountain last year, Salomeh (Sally) Honarmand will offer up samples of her students' works for a monthlong exhibit at the Port Moody Public Library beginning June 1.
Specializing in drawing and painting techniques specifically, Honarmand also dabbles in graphic design, wearable art and installation pieces.
Her classes focus on painting and drawing techniques, while instilling confidence in her students. A member of ArtsConnect and the Art Focus Artists' Association, Honarmand has had her works displayed in PoCo's Leigh Square, Port Moody City Hall and as part of ArtWalk.
For more info on Honarmand and her studio, see www.sallysartstudio.ca.
CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC AT POIRIER
Anyone with a passion for or curiosity about Indian classical music has an opportunity to take it in live at the Poirer Library in Coquitlam on Thursday June 14.
The show promises "superb vocal performances" from students and staff from the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation, an academy specializing in Indian classical music in the traditional style of Mewati Gharana.
The show runs 6: 45 to 8: 30 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is encouraged; call 604-937-4140 (ext. 234).